Live musical “soundtrack for exhibition viewing” with composer and musician Courtney Lain, whose musical score accompanies the exhibition's archival Department of Tropical Research film footage. Included with admission.
Courtney Lain is based in Oakland and New Orleans. She began her musical career playing an electronic organ-accordion hybrid known as an Accorgan Syntara. Other recent musical projects include a performance with her Herringbone Orchestra at the Musée Océanographique in Monaco, and the creation of the Marvelous Museum Band for Mark Dion’s exhibition The Marvelous Museum at the Oakland Museum of California, for which she composed an original score to accompany a silent film presentation.
Image: Isabel Cooper, Moray Eel (Muraena insularum) Arcturus Expedition, 1925. Watercolor on paper, 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the Wildlife Conservation Society Archives.